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V Rising Early Access - Gameplay, Features, PC Specs, More

Learn about V Rising Early Access, a vampire survival game featuring some intense gameplay, a host of features and more.
V Rising Early Access - Gameplay, Features, PC Specs, More
From Swedish developer Stunlock Studios comes V Rising, a vampire survival video game set in an open world which entered Steam's Early Access program on 17th May 2022. Those who want to step into the boots of a weakened vampire, tasked with rebuilding their castle and surviving the cruel gaze of the sun in the world of Vardoran, should look no further than V Rising.

In this article, we outline everything you need to know about V Rising's Steam Early Access and launch, gameplay, features, PC specs required to play and more.

V Rising Steam Early Access and launch

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The sun is your worst enemy in V Rising. (Picture: Stunlock Studios)

V Rising was released into Steam Early Access on 17th May 2022, and it is expected to stay in Early Access for roughly 12 months.

So when exactly will V Rising see a full release on PC? Well, the developers explain that: "Our focus is to ensure the best experience possible. It is difficult to say precisely how long it will take to process player feedback and further develop the game accordingly. That said, our goal is to finalize the game and leave Early Access within 12 months."

This means we might see V Rising's full release on or before May 2023. 

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Feast on humans in V Rising and build your followers. (Picture: Stunlock Studios)

The world of Vardoran will increase in size and quality as the Early Access period progresses, with the following planned: 

  • More biomes and dungeons.
  • New weapons and spell kits.
  • New enemies.
  • More Castle decorations and cosmetics.
  • More crafting recipes.
  • Additional features and increased performance to improve the entire experience.

These features and additions will arrive throughout V Rising's Early Access period

V Rising gameplay and features

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Rebuild your castle in V Rising because there's no place like home... (Picture: Stunlock Studios)

As a vampire survival horror, V Rising's gameplay revolves around managing resources, staying clear of the sun, crafting, hunting for blood and more.

Players take on the role of a weakened vampire who awakens after centuries of slumber. They will need to regain their strength, rebuild their castle and expand their vampire empire. There are V Rising servers so you can band together with others, wage war and fend off holy soldiers.

Furthermore, you can raid other players' castles, and fight each other to the death.

Check out the V Rising feature list as per the game's Steam page below:

A Gothic Open-World:

Explore a vast world teeming with mythical horrors and danger. Travel through lush forests, open countryside, and dark caverns to discover valuable resources, meeting friends and foes alike along the way. Traverse the world with vampire comrades or hunt solo as you pillage villages, raid bandits, and delve into the domains of supernatural beasts.

Fear the light - Rule the night:

Stick to the shadows during the daytime, or the burning sunlight will turn you to ashes. Roam the night and prey on your victims in the darkness. As a vampire, you must quench your thirst for blood while planning your strategies around the day and nighttime.

Raise your Castle:

Gather resources and discover ancient techniques to gain dark powers. Use your newly acquired knowledge to build a castle where you can store your loot and grow your army of darkness. Personalize your domain, exhibit your vampiric style and make sure to craft coffins for servants and friends. Strengthen your castle to protect your treasure hoard from vampire rivals.

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Fight holy soldiers who want nothing more than to destroy your kind. (Picture: Stunlock Studios)

Compete or Cooperate:

Travel alone or explore the world with friends. Fighting side by side with other vampires will give you an advantage in the fight to conquer the greatest threats of Vardoran. Raid other players’ castles or play the diplomat in the game of blood, power, and betrayal. Compete or cooperate - the choice is yours.

Master your Vampire:

Learn and master an arsenal of deadly weapons and unholy abilities. In V Rising, you aim skill-shots and dodge projectiles using​ precise​​ ​WASD controls ​and cursor-based​ ​aiming - no click to move. Tailor your vampire to fit your play style by combining weapons with a variety of spells earned through vanquishing powerful foes. Master your skills and unleash your wicked powers.

V Rising PC requirements (specs) and file size

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V Rising's open world can look spectacular with the right hardware. (Picture: Stunlock Studios)

Want to know if your gaming rig has what it takes to run V Rising? Well, the developers have outlined the minimum and recommended PC system requirements (specs) for V Rising, so check them out below.

V Rising minimum PC specs:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600, 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, 3.5 GHz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, 2 GB or AMD Radeon R7 360, 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

V Rising recommended PC specs:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-11600K, 3.9 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, 3.7 GHz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX 590, 8 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

It is important to note that the PC system requirements for V Rising might change in the future as the game moves towards a full launch in the next year.

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Fight a variety of bosses in V Rising with friends or alone. (Picture: Stucklock Studios)

The V Rising file/download size isn't too big either, weighing in at roughly 7 GB

The gameplay looks fun, the features are plentiful, and we can't wait to see how the developer continues to improve V Rising.

Check out the game's Steam Early Access launch trailer below.

So there you have it, everything you need to know about V Rising, a popular PC title on Steam growing in stature since its release into Early Access.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Stunlock Studios.